Betony Seed

Stachys officinalis

£3.50

Betony produces reddish purple spikes of long lasting flowers , up to 50cm tall, from June to September. Beloved of bees and butterflies.

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Earn up to 4 Points.

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Description

Stachys officianlis.

Betony is a perennial wildflower that grows in open woods, hedgerows and grassland i.e. sun or shade. It will survive, but not flower when grazed by cattle, suddenly to flower when grazing is reduced or stopped. The leaves are dark green, pretty and corrugated forming a good sized clump in the right conditions. The flowers are a favourite with bees and butterflies.

Used from Roman times against headache, toothache, liver and bronchial complaints. It was also smoked in herbal mixtures.

Sow late summer or autumn for best results, since it requires a cold period to germinate, or give prechill in damp sand of 6weeks.

Seed from Shropshire

 

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Stachys

Size

seed packet 5gm approx4000seed

Family

Labiatae

Flowering Month

June, July, August, September, October

Colour

purple

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Requires

part shade, sun

Native

yes

Wildlife

yes